Android 12 was officially announced during Google’s I / O 2021 Event Offering Colorful Material New design and more fun changes. For the curious to try it – you can already!
Granted, you need to have a qualified smartphone, and it’s worth noting that it’s not a good idea to run a beta version of Android beta unless you’re an Android developer yourself. Beta software can be quite unstable and your phone’s functionality will be limited, so continue at your own risk, or just wait for the official Android 12 release later this year. In all circumstances …
Which phones can get Android 12 Beta?
If you have one Asus Zenfone 8, you can download Android 12 beta for that phone from Asus’ website
. The site also has step-by-step instructions on how to install it and what features are not yet working, such as fingerprint sensor and face lock.
Those who use OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro can get the Android 12 developer example from OnePlus’ website here
. The website also explains the installation process for those phones.
Warning: We have had reports that Android 12 beta gets OnePlus devices stuck in a bootloop.
Xiaomi users who own Mi 11 Ultra, Wed 11, Mi 11i and Mi 11X Pro can download Android 12 beta for these phones from this Xiaomi page
. There, Xiaomi has also stated what they can expect in terms of bugs.
Right now, only Vivo iQOO 7 can get Android 12 beta. If you own that phone, please refer to Vivo’s Android 12 beta download page
Currently is OPPO Find X3 Pro can download Android 12 beta from OPPO’s website
If you are using a recent Android phone made by Realme, Sharp, Tecno, TCL or ZTE, please refer to Google “Partners and qualified entities
page for relevant Android 12 beta downloads and instructions.
If your smartphone or brand is not included there, Android 12 beta is not available to you right now, but it may be in the future. You can ask the manufacturer of your phone when and if you can expect an Android 12 beta to be available.
How to install Android 12 Beta on Pixel phones
Again, installing beta software is not recommended unless you are a developer, but if you are set on it and have a qualified Pixel smartphone, you can now download Android 12 from this side
. Google has provided different downloads for each qualified Pixel phone.
Afterwards, enable USB troubleshooting on your Pixel smartphone via the Developer Settings menu, connect your phone to your computer via USB and on your computer navigate to Google Android Flash tool
page. The Android Flash tool will guide you through the rest.
Psst! Click on the following link if you missed our coverage of Android 12 and all that’s new about it!